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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 41 Entries.
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
Let the year begin. ALL ORANGE. 2106 Schmit, 1109 Borgers, and 359Foss All are germinated and potted up.
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
A couple asparagus just waiting for the ground to thaw.
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Opps! Rutabaga
Friday, April 21 View Page
I don't think these carrots will amount to anything. Hopefully I can replant them next year and get some seeds from them.
Wednesday, April 26 View Page
Snowing for the last two days. Yesterday it melted. Doesn't look like this will melt for a bit. It doesn't look like I'll get an early start this year.
Thursday, April 27 View Page
I thought I would dig some clay out of the pit in my high tunnel. I hit water. Maybe I'll try rice this year.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
The others have been up a while. I decided to dig it up and this is what I found.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
150 patch. 19x8=152 I cut the front two corners off to get down to 150. No special plan, it just fits nice in the high tunnel
Sunday, May 21 View Page
150 entry. 925New. I lost the other pumpkins to frost. I added a thermostat and 60 watt bulb, plus blanket. Haven't seen the sun for a while so put a light on a timer. Even the soil isn't warming up. Heat tapes next year.
Tuesday, June 13 View Page
These are my early tomatoes. I'll only keep the largest mega blooms and try to reset some later for weigh offs.
Tuesday, June 13 View Page
925New my 150 entry. High tunnel means you have to even water when its raining outside. This is the only plant that didn't suffer from a hard frost.
Tuesday, June 13 View Page
2106 doing really well. A hard frost killed all the leaves. This came back from the buds at the intersection s by the stem. My 359 turned to mush, so no saving it.
Tuesday, June 13 View Page
Rutabaga seems to like the cool weather.
Thursday, June 15 View Page
We got a little wind. My fault. I ran out of good plastic and used cheap for this tunnel.
Thursday, June 15 View Page
It was windy enough to rip the base boards from the bottom, which allowed the bows to push the header off of the posts. It made a couple ventilation holes in the plastic. All put together again.
Thursday, June 15 View Page
I ran out when it was just about done. I opened the side curtains to let the wind go through. Lucky the wind had calmed down a bit. I only had a few tomato plants get broken. They will come back from suckers I hadn't removed yet. They will probably be right on time for the weigh off.
Friday, July 28 View Page
150Sq ft plant filling its space. Only the main isnít terminated. Iíll let it run around the front as long as possible. 925 New 2015-Pumpkin (1947.5 Clementz 2014 x 1916 Barron 2014)
Friday, July 28 View Page
I lost all my starters to a hard frost. This replacement is 678Adams (575Wolf X 359Foss) All plants are at least two weeks behind.
Friday, July 28 View Page
1121.5Gates (1789 Wallace 2011 x1985 Miller 2013) - Pol. 7-17 with 925 New 2015
Friday, July 28 View Page
1121.5Gates (1789 Wallace 2011 x1985 Miller 2013) - Pol. 7-17 with 925 New 201
Friday, July 28 View Page
The long gourd has just reached the top.
Friday, July 28 View Page
bnot, I know how much you like ribbon blooms. Hopefully not too early for Gale Woods. It is on the 4.59 Hill- 6.88 MacCoy.
Friday, July 28 View Page
This is my first competition tomato growing outside the high tunnel. 7.1 Foss
Friday, July 28 View Page
I am having a tough time setting mega blooms larger than two lobes. Iíll cut off the lower tomato, if the blossom takes. This is on the 5.58 Porkchop
Friday, July 28 View Page
17 incher on the 3.64Hill-5.2Lyons
Friday, July 28 View Page
Another 17 incher on the 4.59Hill-6.88MacCoy
Sunday, August 6 View Page
150 Sq.ft. (925 New ) Right on 20 day target. 158lbs. Too bad it is two weeks late. It will have to be a nice fall to make it up.
Sunday, August 6 View Page
1121.5Gates (1789 Wallace 2011 x1985 Miller 2013) 18 days, 137lbs. Since itís outside it will have a harder time making it to 1000lbs. Sure pretty, wish it was orange.
Friday, August 18 View Page
Cold nights arenít helping the tomatoes. It probably wonít get any better.
Friday, August 18 View Page
This is the my luck with mega blooms this year
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
This is off my 4.59 2015 (6.88MacCoy) It seemed a lot larger in 2015.
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
150 Sq.ft (925 New ) about 500lbs. The same as the 1121Gates. Warmer temp. in the high tunnel, but a lot more plant on the one outside.
Thursday, August 24 View Page
I started out the year losing plants to frost. 35.4 last night in the high tunnel. I think the growing season is getting shorter. It isnít even Sept.
Saturday, September 9 View Page
off my 5.17Hill2016 (5.3 MacCoy.) Considering this years growing season, I feel lucky to have any increase from last year. Iím not counting on anything for Gale Woods weigh off. I have a couple in the high teens or low twenties, but they arenít growing and will probably mature before then.
Saturday, September 9 View Page
Only thing still growing is the long gourd. It is only about seven feet and slowing down.
Saturday, September 9 View Page
My 678Adams already got nipped by frost. Didnít harm anything else, but most have stopped growing anyhow.
Saturday, September 23 View Page
It looks like the one on the right will be my Gale Woods. It is also off my 5.17.
Saturday, September 23 View Page
No long gourd this year. It almost hit the bottom of my 10ft. trellis
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Large single.
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Is this considered ugly?
Thursday, September 28 View Page
5.55 Porkchop. Saved this for seed. It is my only non-BIG ZAC

 

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